This information is from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission:
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Name of Product: “Best Friends” Charm Bracelet Sets
Units: About 19,000
Importer: Claire’s Boutiques Inc., of Hoffman Estates, Ill.
Manufacturer: Dae Yeon Industries Corp., of China
Hazard: The heart lock charms attached to the bracelets contain high levels of cadmium. Cadmium is toxic if ingested by children and can cause adverse health effects.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The “Best Friends” three bracelet sets are silver-colored chains with metal pendants containing one of the words “Best,” “Friends” or “Forever” and heart lock and key charms with different colored stones.
Sold exclusively at: Claire’s stores nationwide from February 2009 through January 2010 for about $12.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled bracelets away from children and return the heart lock charms or the entire bracelets to any Claire’s for a full refund or replacement product.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Claire’s toll-free at (866) 859-9281 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s website at www.claires.com.